Category: Money Milestones

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Breaking Down the Costs of Buying a House (With Real Numbers!)

As of this week, my wife and I have officially (and fully) moved into our new house. Although the process was extremely quick once we got started, boy was there a lot that went into it. In turn, I learned a ton along the way — which is why I've been...
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Did We Wait Too Long to Buy a House?

Back in 2016 — about a year after we relocated from Los Angeles, California to Springfield, Missouri — I wrote about how my wife and I were starting to think about buying a home and how we were dipping our proverbial toes into the process. Since then, we've gone up and...
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Finance After Death: Preparing for the Eventual and Inevitable

In the past, I've written about a number of Money Milestones that are usually pretty exciting ones to reach. Today... not so much. Instead, let's talk about a different kind of Money Milestone: dying. Yes, dying — that thing none of us wants to talk about but that all of...

My 2022 Goals — Personal, Professional, and Money

And just like that, another year has nearly come to an end. For all of the challenges that 2021 brought, it sure did fly by. Now, with the new year just ahead, it's time once again to share some of the goals I have going forward. Just like with last...

A Crash Course in Starting and Growing Your Retirement Savings

Between the different accounts, contribution limits, taxes, and more, there’s a lot of confusion that surrounds retirement savings. However, when you break things down, it’s really not all that complicated. In fact, you can start saving for retirement with just a few dollars and grow it into something much more...

5 Tax Time Retirement Savings Options You Should Know About

With Tax Day 2018 just around the corner, now is the perfect time to consider your retirement savings options. In fact, in some cases, there may still be time to take advantage of the tax benefits these accounts offer in a bid to reduce your 2017 tax bill.
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Hilton is Offering Double Points on Hotel Stays This Summer

Hilton is making it easy to earn bonus points on hotel stays this summer. For stays from May 2nd to September 2nd, Hilton Honors members can earn 2x points. All you need to do is register on the Hilton site and you'll be good to go. Of course, you will...
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2024 Solis 5G Mobile Hotspot Review

For years, I've been a regular user of Solis mobile hotspots and have used them for several international trips (and some domestic). Of course, as the years have gone on, my Solis 1 device has grown a bit old. While it still works just fine, it has been discontinued and...
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2024 Solis WiFi Hotspot Review: Using the Skyroam Solis Lite Overseas

As someone who regularly “workations” and relies on a solid Internet connection to be productive while traveling, it’s kind of crazy that I went without a WiFi hotspot for so long. That’s mostly because I had never come across a particular device that jumped out at me.  Well, that was...
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Current Rewards (Current Music) iOS App Review

Some time ago, Instagram introduced me to an app called Current Rewards — also known as Current Music (and not to be confused with the neobanking app Current). For a time, I got pretty into it and even purchased the Mode Phone, which took the Current Rewards concept to a...